A National Historical Site and cultural must-see of Taipei
Beimen (“North Gate” in Chinese) is a traditional 2-storey gatehouse constructed in Taipei City during the Qing Dynasty. It was completed in 1884 and was one of the five original gates built during the period.
Beimen was originally called Cheng Enmen, meaning “taking on the grace of heaven”. Today it is the most popular of the original historical gates and the only gate to retain its original structure.
After the landscape surrounding Beimen had long been neglected, the Taipei City Government launched the urban renewal project “Western Port Project” in 2015. The reorganisation of the landscape surrounding Beimen was a key component of the project.
Other gates in Taipei City are Ximen (West Gate), Dongmen (East Gate) and Nanmen (South Gate).
Section 1, Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
Beimen is located at the intersection of Zhongxiao West road, Yanping South Road and Bo’ai Road in Zhongzhen District.
Take the MRT Green Line to Beimen station (北門), and then take Exit 1.
Another great way to get to Beimen is from Taipei Station. From there it is an easy 10 minute through the underground shopping mall. Along the way are exhibits that explain a brief history and construction of the MRT system.